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Monday, November 17, 2014

Chocolate Almond Cups Recipe

This recipe is on page 324 in the “Desserts” section of the NEW Cookbook: Skinnylicious Cooking. You can see all the amazing recipes at this link.

- Prep Time: 5 Minutes 
- Cook Time: 5-7 Minutes 
- Total Time: 2-3 Hours 
- Yield: 6 Servings

- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
- 100g cocoa butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup honey, melted
- 1⁄3 cup whole almonds or more


1. Using a double boiler, melt honey and cocoa over the lowest heat possible. Add approximately 1⁄4 pot of water.
2. Place cupcake liners inside of a cupcake tray to use as molds for the chocolate.
3. Place the cacao or cocoa powder in a medium sized mixing bowl.
4. Once the honey and cocoa powder have melted and are combined well, add the mixture to the cocoa powder and mix well.
5. Add the whole almonds and combine well.
6. Add 1 tablespoon drops into prepared cupcake liners (use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop for ease).
7. Place the tray in the fridge to speed up hardening.

Per Serving: 255 calories, 22g fat, 21g carbs, 4g protein

If you like this recipe, you will LOVE the other dessert recipes! They are mouth watering and guilt free. Why? Because they are made with ingredients that are loaded with benefits for your body. Try the recipes in the cookbook to see the pounds fall off and feel great:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What You Need to Know About Fat Burners

A fat burner is a supplement that aids in weight loss by initiating several actions that result in rapid metabolism of fat in the body. Fat burners are especially helpful for persons who have tried everything to lose weight but failed. What is most surprising about them is that their action takes place not only as you exercise, but while you rest or sleep.

How Do Fat Burners Work?

There are many types of fat burning supplements out there, and they have one or more of these proprieties: 

Fat and Carbohydrate Blocking

It’s never easy for most people to steer clear of some of their favorite high-calorie foods. It is due to this that some fat burners are laced with ingredients that block the absorption of carbohydrates and fats by your digestive system. These unwanted food groups are then safely assembled and expelled from your body.

Increased Metabolism

Your body’s metabolic rate determine how fast or slow it burns calories. When you take a fat burner, this rate is significantly increased thereby resulting in rapid weight loss. Take note that metabolic rates slow down as you age, meaning that it becomes more difficult to shed fat as the years go by.

Heightened Energy Levels

An increase in metabolic rate spurs an increase in energy levels. The thermogenic stimulants contained in some fat burners heighten your energy. When your body is filled with vigor, you have what it takes to carry out physical activities that facilitate weight loss.

Appetite Suppression

Hunger pangs and cravings for certain foods are some of the greatest challenges that people face when they try to shed weight. Fat burners on the other hand signal your brain that you are not hungry. Your calorie intake is as a result suppressed since your food intake is lowered considerably.

Brain and Mood Boosts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recommended Training, Diet And Supplementation For Women

Many women want a tight, firm, toned body, but are concerned that muscle training could make them big and bulky. They are afraid that lifting weights could cause their muscles to bulk up like men do. Don't worry - this is not a problem. Women don't build bulky muscles, because they have low levels of testosterone. If you want to get a toned body, lifting heavier weights at the gym will make a huge difference. In addition to working out with weights, diet and supplements are also important to getting the hard body you desire.

Diet Recommendations

To have the body of your dreams, certain diet changes are required. You will never get lean if you eat pizza and pasta on a daily basis. Here are the basic guidelines to adhere to:

- Count Calories - The major difference between men and women as far as the diet they need is that women need fewer calories because they are generally smaller and have less muscle mass. If you want to lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you expend. At the same time, you can't starve yourself, or you won't build muscle. Set a target for daily calories, and then count your calories.

However, eating 1 pizza, drinking fizzy drinks and finishing up with some cake to make 1,500 calories won’t give you the body that you want. It’s important to eat good food in order to stay healthy as well. Junk food will destroy your body on the long term.

- Track Macronutrient Ratios - Even if you eat the same number of calories, your results will be quite different if you get 80% of those from carbs vs. 80% of them from protein. Women tend to burn more fats more easily than men do, so women often do well on a diet low in carbs. Shoot for "low carb" but not "no carb", in order to lose weight and gain lean muscle.

- Get Enough Protein - When you want to build new muscle, you need to eat protein in order for your body to have the building blocks to build it. The recommended amount for you may be more than you're used to, but your body will adjust, and you will appreciate how full protein can make you feel.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Healthy Weight Loss Recipe - Avocado Burger

Does the idea of an amazing Avocado Burger, that has an out-of-this-world taste, while also being great for both your health AND your waist line, sound good to you? Well, I have to tell you, I cooked up the BEST Avocado Burger I've ever had, last night, and I owe it all to Flavia's NEW Skinnylicious cookbook.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Start Your Career As A Fitness Trainer

All of us are well aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle today and so we are constantly looking out for ways in order to achieve this. Staying fit and active by working out is amongst the best methods to keep up with a good health. As a result, the health and fitness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Therefore, a career in personal training can be a wonderful opportunity for you. Read on further to learn more.

What Is A Fitness Trainer?

A fitness trainer also called a fitness instructor is a professional who helps people to perform various exercises in a proper and systematic manner and thus maintaining a good physical health. He also guides them in planning and implementing exercise routines that will benefit them and also advices a specific diet and nutrition that they should take. He may train people either in a gym or in a more informal environment. The job of a fitness trainer can be that of a freelancer, a self-employed or a salaried worker in a gym or some other fitness training center. He/she may specialize in weight training, aerobics, yoga, or some other fitness activity.

Things a Fitness Trainer Does:

- He/she guides the fitness enthusiasts on what goals to set and how to accomplish them

- If in a gym, he/she will be teaching people about how to make use of the equipment properly and efficiently and complete their workout effectively

- He/she can run group classes as well as work individual for private clients.

- He/she is also aware about the new developments in the fitness world and can guide the clients accordingly.

Educational Requirements